Table 4

Nutritional status and quality of life in gynecological cancer
First Author, Year, Study Place Data Collection Period Study Design Sample Size Nutritional Assessment Quality of Life Assessment Groups being compared Key results Conclusion
Gil KM, 2007, USA [29] January 2001 to July 2004 Prospective longitudinal study, consecutive case series

157 requiring surgery for a pelvic mass or a positive endometrial biopsy (endometrial cancer)

Ovarian cancer: n = 33

Endometrial cancer: n = 45

Benign adnexal mass: n = 79

BMI (kg/m2)

1. SF-36 for General Health Status


BMI was used as a continuous variable


Increasing BMI was negatively correlated with physical, social and functional well being.


BMI continued to be a significant independent variable included in the model for social well-being, p = 0.03.

BMI was significantly associated with QoL. As treatment options become more complex, these variables are likely to be of increasing importance in evaluating treatment effects on QoL.

Lis et al.

Lis et al. Nutrition Journal 2012 11:27   doi:10.1186/1475-2891-11-27

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